Washington County Board of Commissioners

Feb 21, 2017

The Washington County Board of Commissioners met at their scheduled meeting on Tuesday as Monday was Presidents’ Day. During the meeting, the commissioners heard a presentation over financing for the Silver Lake Village project, Phase II. Several members of the public expressed their concer ... read more »

School Board Streamlines Athletics and Administration Jobs

Feb 20, 2017

The Bartlesville School Board approved a plan Monday night to further streamline administrative positions for the 2018 school year. The board eliminated four administrative positions as of the end of this school year and created two new positions in a consolidation and reorganization of the distr ... read more »

Fallin Appoints New Attorney General

Feb 20, 2017

Governor Mary Fallin has appointed Secretary of State Mike Hunter to the post of state attorney general. Hunter succeeds Scott Pruitt, who resigned after being confirmed by the U.S. Senate to become administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency. Hunter served as first assistant attorne ... read more »

Washington County Commissioner Meeting Set For Tuesday

Feb 20, 2017

The Washington County Board of Commissioners will have their regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, as Monday was President's Day. On the list of action items, the commissioners will make a decision on an agreement between the commissioners and the Bartlesville Development Authority rela ... read more »

ICC Debate Team Wins State

Feb 20, 2017

The Independence Community College speech and debate team found success at the state speech competition at Ottawa University Saturday. The Pirates finished first place in Duo Interpretation, second place in Extemporaneous Speaking, and second and third place in Content Analysis. Among the seven ... read more »

Investigation Into Choking Death Underway

Feb 20, 2017

Federal and state investigations are underway into the choking death of a man with later-stage dementia at the Oklahoma Veterans Center in Talihina.   The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, the Oklahoma Department of Human Services and the Oklahoma Department of Veterans Affairs have l ... read more »

Colorado Man Arrested In Oklahoma

Feb 20, 2017

Police are asking for the public's help in finding a purple suitcase that may contain remains of a 25-year-old Colorado woman after her former boyfriend was arrested in Oklahoma on a murder charge.   The Boulder Daily Camera reports police in Colorado believe that partial remains fou ... read more »

Oklahoma City National Memorial Museum Damaged From Rain

Feb 20, 2017

A water leak caused by heavy rainfall has forced the temporary closure of the Oklahoma City National Memorial Museum.   Museum spokeswoman Mary Ann Eckstein says the museum is closed Monday after a thunderstorm caused a leak in an adjacent structure that spread into the structure. Eckste ... read more »

Officials Likely To Declare Revenue Failure

Feb 20, 2017

Oklahoma revenue officials are likely to declare a revenue failure when a state board meets Tuesday to certify the amount of state revenue lawmakers have to appropriate next year.   Preliminary figures from the Office of Management and Enterprise Services indicate collections by the gene ... read more »

Financing Silver Lake Village Project

Feb 20, 2017

The Bartlesville City Council will be spending most of a special meeting Tuesday night discussing the phase two of the Silver Lake Village Project.  According to the agenda, the council will discuss and take possible action on a sales tax agreement by and between the City of Bartlesville and ... read more »

Bartlesville Man Arrested For Threatening Woman

Feb 20, 2017

An $150,000 bond has been set for a Bartlesville man who allegedly threatened a woman.  47-year old David Ray Gott is charged with assault with a dangerous weapon and threaten to perform an act of violence.  Bartlesville police were called to the area of 13th and Hickory where a woman w ... read more »

Bartlesville Police Investigate Shooting Incidents

Feb 20, 2017

Bartlesville police are investigating reports of shots being fired on the east side of town.  Public Information Officer, Jay Hastings says the report started coming in at about 8 o'clock Sunday night about windows being shot out. Hastings says it appears homes and cars are being tar ... read more »

Pruitt Resigns as Attorney General

Feb 19, 2017

Scott Pruitt has resigned his position as Oklahoma attorney general following his confirmation to lead the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Pruitt submitted his resignation to Gov. Mary Fallin on Friday, the same day he was confirmed on a 52-46 vote in the U.S. Senate. Fallin prai ... read more »

Senator Lankford Expects Clearer Travel Order

Feb 19, 2017

Senator James Lankford appeared on Fox News Sunday Morning Futures with Maria Bartiromo to discuss the President’s expected new travel ban executive order, and intelligence leaks. Lankford says he believes the administration will clarify implementation details for travel companies, foreign ... read more »

Rig Count Rises This Week

Feb 18, 2017

The number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. increased by 10 this week to 751. A year ago, 514 rigs were active. Houston oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. said Friday that 597 rigs sought oil and 153 explored for natural gas this week. One was listed as misc ... read more »